ON THIS DAY | Pedagogue Pyotr Stolyarsky Was Born in 1871

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  Legendary Soviet violinist and teacher Pyotr Stolyarsky was born on this day in 1871. As a pedagogue, his impact on music education for children and his...

ON THIS DAY | English Composer Benjamin Britten Was Born in 1913

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  Praised for his English operas, which were regarded as some of the finest since those of Henry Purcell in the 17th century, Britten was...

ON THIS DAY | Violinist Henri Temianka Was Born in 1906

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Virtuoso violinist, conductor, educator, and author Henri Temianka was born on this day, 115 years ago. Born in Greenock, Scotland, he began studying violin in...

ON THIS DAY | Violinist & Pedagogue Jakob Dont Died in 1888

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  Austrian violinist and pedagogue Jakob Dont passed away in Vienna in 1888 at age 73. A student of Josef Böhm and Georg Hellmesberger, he became a...

ON THIS DAY | Violinist Leonid Kogan was Born in 1924

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  At the age of 16, Kogan made his concerto debut with the Moscow Philharmonic in Moscow under Karl Eliasberg, playing the Brahms Violin Concerto....

ON THIS DAY | American Composer Aaron Copland was Born in 1900

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Copland was born in Brooklyn, New York, and first learned to play the piano from his older sister. He eventually went on to study...

ON THIS DAY | Violinist & Pedagogue Felix Galimir Died in 1999

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  Austrian-born American violinist and pedagogue, Felix Galimir died in Manhattan, New York at age 89. Among the most beloved and respected violinists of the twentieth...

ON THIS DAY | Elgar Violin Concerto Premiered in 1910

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  Edward Elgar's Violin Concerto in B Minor Op. 61 premiered on this day in 1910, marking one of the pinnacles of his career. The first...

ON THIS DAY | Barber's "Adagio For Strings" Premiered in 1938

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  The piece was also featured in many TV shows and movies, including Oliver Stone's Oscar-winning film "Platoon." The work is based on an ascending three-note...

ON THIS DAY | American Composer Elliott Carter Died, Aged 103

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  The American composer passed away on November 5, 2012. Born in New York City, Carter was heavily influenced by friend and composer Charles Ives, who...

ON THIS DAY | Composer Felix Mendelssohn Died in 1847

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  German composer, pianist, and conductor Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, otherwise known as Felix Mendelssohn, died at age 38. Mendelssohn was nurtured in the arts...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday, Ida Kavafian!

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  Born in Istanbul from Armenian descent, Ms. Kavafian is a graduate of The Juilliard School. She was presented in her debut by Young Concert...

ON THIS DAY | Violinist Josef Gingold was Born in 1909

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  Born in 1909 in Brest-Litovsk, Poland to a family of six children, Gingold learned to play the violin at an early age. He was concertmaster...

ON THIS DAY | Violinist & Composer Niccolò Paganini was Born in 1782

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  Born in Genoa, Italy in 1782, Italian virtuoso violinist Niccolò Paganini began the violin at an early age with his father. Showing early signs...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday VC Artist Angelo Xiang Yu!

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  Born in Inner Mongolia China, VC Artist Angelo Xiang Yu moved to Shanghai at the age of 11 and received his early training from...

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